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- Listening Length: 5 hours and 2 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.com Release Date: December 27, 2011
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B006QGICSE
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And just to be safe, hit pause before you take a big swig of diet soda. Trust me on this.
I've read everything Molly Harper, she's one of only two authors I watch release dates for. I don't know how she manages to keep the humor going non-stop, or to come up with situations like, well, I'm not going to spoil it for you, just read it.
The narrator is perfect. If I could give this book more stars, I would. Fantastic!
The middle moved along without as much humor, but the story still kept my interest as I wanted to know that even with all the crazy bumps, the heroine's life turned out well for her. Unfortunately , as the end neared the humor was almost nil and the story really began to drag and I began to lose interest. So much so in fact, that I caught my mind wandering. Really wished it had kept the same momentum throughout.
Sorry to the fans ... I just didn't "get" it. I realize that it's a novella, but it read like an outline for a story -- didn't get to know the characters much at all, so I never did care what happened to them. I also found the "humor" somewhat sophomoric and dumbed-down. I can't see myself reading more of this author, just because she's popular. I didn't like Twilight either.
At least I tried it! =)
On the lighter side of the undead and with a pop-in appearance and a mention or two of characters from Harper's Dead Girls Don't series, Driving Mr Dead was a lot of fun. There was a nice touch of romance too, as Miranda - who acquires the completely fitting nickname of Jinx before the story is through - discovers that all her past screw-ups were all the training she needed for her dream job. I really liked the way that the stiff passenger Collin unbends and is delighted by the chaos Miranda brings to his long lonely boring life and I liked that Harper doesn't try to force a HEA into the short but leaves the reader with the promise of one - and I liked that Miranda's butt-dialing ex gets his just dessert too.
So this quick cute read end up being lots of fun and has me looking forward to Harper's soon to be released Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors (Jane Jameson, Book 4) - there's a sneak preview of that story included here, but I've stopped reading these (On the whole I prefer to wait for the real deal.)
I like the main concept behind this book: a vampire concierge service. Simple but with oh so many promising possibilities! Anyone who's ever been on a road trip knows that they usually don't go quite as planned, throw a vamp into the mix and you're just asking for trouble! Harper does a fab job of writing a great book that revolves around such a simple story line. I think that's part of the appeal of this novel; you don't have to think. All you have to do is sit back, listen and enjoy. Don't get me wrong, I still love all of the complicated universes found in the Paranormal genre but it's nice to dumb things down every once in a while and to just enjoy the experience. This book is just plain fun!
Miranda reminds me a lot of my young adult days. She's sort of all over the place, doesn't really know what she wants to do with her life and is rather ditzy. She also has a knack for turning a dull, cross-country drive into an African safari. Harper's imagination really shines through in the form of Miranda's ridiculous antics. Many of them seem farfetched, but really, under the right circumstances anything is possible! Or maybe it's just me. I am a Murphy on my mom's side after all so perhaps I'm more prone to weird things happening.Read more ›
It's just a shame that Miranda's maiden voyage is with Collin Sutherland. A pretentious, reclusive, up-tight vamp with sixteen-pages of instructions for his chauffer and a silver suitcase that he refuses to talk about.
This is going to be one long road-trip to Half-Moon Hollow . . . and along the way there will be car-boobs, muggings, MC Hammer and Hawaiian shirts. Oh, joy.
`Driving Mr. Dead' is the 160-page novella set in Molly Harper's `Jane Jameson' universe.
What is the appropriate reaction when one of your favourite, funny authors writes a special little novella treat set in her established-series universe? Why, fan-girl squealing - of course! And let me assure you, Molly Harper's `Driving Mr. Dead' is entirely deserving of your peals of squeals!
Harper introduces us to Miranda Puckett - employee to daytime vampire concierge, Iris Scanlon, who readers met in `Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbours', and who has her own spin-off book coming out this month called `The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires'. Miranda is a wayward soul with itchy feet and an ever-changing resume. She has been a cruise ship dogsbody and magician's assistant but her favourite job of all was as professional photographer. In recent years she has tried squeezing herself into a life that pleases her parents - as paralegal and fiancée to the white-picket-fence good boy, Jason.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Molly Harper is great at creating interesting characters and plots. I loved both protagonists in this story, All the fun and snarky humor we fans expect from Molly Harper.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love this book. It is my favorite. Yes, I have purchased and read This series as well as her others. This story always makes me laugh so hard I cry.Published 8 days ago by mommy
Sometimes your life doesn't turn out as expected. Miranda has learned to roll with it and takes Collin along for the ride, literallyPublished 12 days ago by Ann Wortinger
This is an opposites attract scenario. Bumbling misadventures form the very loose plot. The whole ex-fiancé dilemma never rang true either.Published 1 month ago by Joanne Watkins USA
I love Molly Harper's vampire series. I found it by accident when a friend was giving away some of her books. Read morePublished 1 month ago by A. Kinney
Funny, witty, a charming little story, and adventure wrap up with a lively happy ending. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.orgPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Another of Ms Harper's quirky paranormal adventures, but too short. Must have more, please. Not sure what to make of Miranda, but she definitely did some growing up.Published 3 months ago by Dayle Carroll-Teal
This was a really good story. I liked both Miranda and Collin very much...although it did take a bit to get to like Collin as he was a bit of a prick in the... Read more